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Best Things

This song is by Clint Eastwood, Lee Marvin and Ray Walston and appears on the movie soundtrack Paint Your Wagon (1969).

Clint Eastwood:
The earth is pure muck
Lee Marvin:
Muck's a good thing
Clint:
And oozin' with mud
Lee:
Mud is just fine
Clint:
It's drownin' in bog
Lee:
Bog is good luck
Clint:
And crawlin' with crud
Lee:
Crud's a good sign

The poor, they got hope
The rich can buy soap

Clint:
Well, rainbows ain't got a pot of
And I ain't got a spot of
A few feet down, there's a lot of

Lee:
Just waitin' to buy, tobacco and rye
From now till I die

All:
The best things in life are dirty
And nothing in life is
Ray Walston:
Better to owe than dirty gold
All:
The best things in life are filthy dirty
Hunks of gold, gold, gold

Clint:
There's more than just gold
Lee:
Gold is enough
Clint:
That's buried below
Lee:
Beautiful gold
Clint:
There's seed in the ground
Lee:
Lovable gold
Clint:
Just waitin' to grow
Lee:
Spendable gold

A man has his creed
And mine is all greed

Ray:
What banks have bulgin' accounts of
And I ain't got an ounze of
Below there's endless amounts of

Lee:
Just dirty ol' trash
That turns in a flash
To dirty ol' cash

All:
The best things in life are dirty
The worst thing in life is
Lee:
Wakin' up clean, without a bean
All:
The best things in life are filthy dirty
Hunks of gold, gold, gold

The best things in life are dirty
The worst thing in life is
Being content, without a cent
The best things in life are filthy dirty
Hunks of gold, gold, gold, gold
Stinkin', rotten, chunks of
Grimy, slimy, lousy, lovely

Gold!

Music by:

André Previn Wikipedia16

Lyrics by:

Alan Jay Lerner

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